Take It Outside: Projects Perfect for the Times
In spite of a chilly spring, people are making the most of getting outdoors and so are our local businesses. While close contact is on hold, think about the projects you can complete outside. Gardens, landscaping, patios, decks, siding, or tree work—any of these projects are a great way to engage a local business now and keep you busy, too!
A Dreamy Landscape
Sprigs and Twigs is open for business and ready to help you create a beautiful outdoor living space. “We are kind of in the mental health business,” said owner Bill Lillie. “It makes people feel better when their property looks good.”
Right now that might mean a Spring Spruce Up, where the team comes in get your yard into tip top shape, or you may want to work with award-winning senior designer Linda Lillie for the yard of your dreams. Sprigs and Twigs can take the project from design to full installation including decks, carpentry, patios and stonework.
The Lillie’s have practice with remote consultations, following an unfortunate accident that left Linda with a broken leg and having worked with clients living out of state or country. They have all the technology in place to meet remotely and fully plan and implement projects.
Gardeners can also reach out to Sprigs and Twigs to order plants. They will buy from their own supplier and drop off the items at the right time to plant. Learn from the expert with videos by Linda on a variety of topics on their website.
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Getting Your Hands Dirty
For a full nursery experience, visit Holdridge Home & Garden in Ledyard. “During these crazy times, we have seen a huge uptick in seed starting and raised bed gardens,” said Holdridge’s Shari Hewes. “It appears folks are getting back to nature and looking for projects as well as how they can provide their own food.” She shared a blog on how to get started.
Holdridge Home & Garden store is open with social distancing measures in place and a large outdoor area and greenhouse filled with flowers, shrubs, and vegetable plants. Open daily from 8 am – 6pm, you can pick up seeds to start, supplies for raised beds, hardware from True Value, or even gifts.
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A Beautiful Company General Contractors are known for their custom interiors and exteriors, featuring fine craftsmanship and superior elements. Their talent for careful planning is coming into play as owner Alex Marku takes precautions to protect workers and homeowners, scheduling trades onsite one at a time. Projects on unoccupied homes or offices are readily moving forward, and outdoor projects are a great fit for contractors right now.
Consultations on projects such as roofing, siding, window replacements, painting, decks and outdoor structures are available. A Beautiful Company can complete stonework from fabulous stone and brick driveways to walls, walkways and patios. A stone façade can give your home an elegant new look.
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Check your Tree Canopy
While you are outside pursuing your property for potential projects, take a good look at your current landscape. Inspect trees before hurricane season arrives. Green Valley Tree offers information about how to care for trees and what to look for in their newsletter Canopy Chatter. Avoid the dreaded mulch volcano to keep trees healthy and look for signs of diseased trees.
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